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#US 2012

# us-2012 - Thursday 4 October, 2012

VIDEO: Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney in the first US presidential debate
# US 2012
# US 2012

VIDEO: Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney in the first US presidential debate

Oct 4th 2012, 7:35 AM 7,655 Views 35 Comments

The US President and his Republican rival went head-to-head at the University of Denver last night.

# us-2012 - Friday 28 September, 2012

VIDEO: Democrats mash up Mitt Romney's new campaign ad
# US 2012
# US 2012

VIDEO: Democrats mash up Mitt Romney's new campaign ad

Sep 28th 2012, 10:44 AM 4,119 Views 16 Comments

Video response to Republican candidate’s new strategy uses Romney video against him.

# us-2012 - Friday 21 September, 2012

Romney releases more tax returns, paid 14.1 per cent tax rate last year
# Tax Returns
# Tax Returns

Romney releases more tax returns, paid 14.1 per cent tax rate last year

Sep 21st 2012, 8:30 PM 7,904 Views 39 Comments

The Republican candidate for the US presidency also promised to release a summary of the taxes he paid between 1990 and 2009.

# us-2012 - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Redistribution of wealth 'a foreign concept', says Mitt Romney
# US 2012
# US 2012

Redistribution of wealth 'a foreign concept', says Mitt Romney

Sep 19th 2012, 8:13 AM 6,235 Views 59 Comments

The Republican candidate for US president says seeking the spread of wealth has made government become too big and too expensive.

# us-2012 - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Romney stands over comments that Obama voters are 'dependants'
# US 2012
# US 2012

Romney stands over comments that Obama voters are 'dependants'

Sep 18th 2012, 8:11 AM 5,585 Views 79 Comments

In a secretly-filmed video, Mitt Romney criticises an entitlement culture among those who did not pay federal income taxes.

# us-2012 - Monday 10 September, 2012

Cuddles With The President Pic of the Day
# Hail To The Chief
# Hail To The Chief

Cuddles With The President Pic of the Day

Sep 10th 2012, 9:24 AM 8,046 Views 27 Comments

Aren’t security supposed to step in at this point?

# us-2012 - Saturday 8 September, 2012

Autumn's must see political TV: presidential candidate debates
# US 2012
# US 2012

Autumn's must see political TV: presidential candidate debates

Sep 8th 2012, 3:57 PM 3,708 Views 25 Comments

Romney and Obama will go head to head in three prime time debates over the month of October.

# us-2012 - Friday 7 September, 2012

Clint Eastwood: Why I spoke to an empty chair
# Eastwooding
# Eastwooding

Clint Eastwood: Why I spoke to an empty chair

Sep 7th 2012, 8:45 PM 13,895 Views 35 Comments

The actor tells his local paper why he used a chair as a prop in his controversial Republican convention speech: “Some fella kept asking me if I wanted to sit down.”

US unemployment rate drops but just 92,000 jobs created in August
# US 2012
# US 2012

US unemployment rate drops but just 92,000 jobs created in August

Sep 7th 2012, 4:12 PM 2,898 Views 13 Comments

The latest jobs figures are not likely to boost Barack Obama’s re-election hopes ahead of the November vote.

# us-2012 - Thursday 6 September, 2012

# us-2012 - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

He's her man: First Lady praises husband Barack Obama during prime-time speech
# Usa 2012
# Usa 2012

He's her man: First Lady praises husband Barack Obama during prime-time speech

Sep 5th 2012, 7:47 AM 7,998 Views 55 Comments

The self-described “mom in chief” didn’t play dirty, not mentioning rival Mitt Romney once. Others at the DNC weren’t so kind.

Mitt Romney uses U2's old tour plane to campaign for US presidency
# US 2012
# US 2012

Mitt Romney uses U2's old tour plane to campaign for US presidency

Sep 5th 2012, 7:15 AM 6,990 Views 25 Comments

The Republican candidate for president is using the 22-year-old aircraft that Bono and co used for a bit of, ahem, ‘Elevation’ during their 360° tour from 2009 to 2011.

# us-2012 - Tuesday 4 September, 2012

President Obama: "I need you to stand with me, Ohio"
# US 2012
# US 2012

President Obama: "I need you to stand with me, Ohio"

Sep 4th 2012, 10:02 AM 4,214 Views 15 Comments

The US President visited Ohio the day before the Democratic Convention, and spoke about economic recovery.

Videos: 5 classic moments from Democratic National Conventions
# US 2012
# US 2012

Videos: 5 classic moments from Democratic National Conventions

Sep 4th 2012, 7:15 AM 3,749 Views 13 Comments

After the Republicans formally nominated Mitt Romney at their convention last week, it’s the turn of the Democrats to endorse Barack Obama once more. Here’s how previous conventions have unfolded…

# us-2012 - Thursday 30 August, 2012

# us-2012 - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Romney officially named as Republicans' candidate to take on Obama
# It's Official
# It's Official

Romney officially named as Republicans' candidate to take on Obama

Aug 29th 2012, 11:05 AM 2,582 Views 32 Comments

All the primaries came down to this: Mitt Romney 2,061; Ron Paul 190; others 3.

# us-2012 - Monday 27 August, 2012

Videos: 5 classic moments from Republican National Conventions
# US 2012
# US 2012

Videos: 5 classic moments from Republican National Conventions

Aug 27th 2012, 7:15 AM 4,351 Views 10 Comments

The Republican National Convention gets under way in Tampa, Florida this week as Mitt Romney accepts the party’s nomination for the presidency. Here’s how previous conventions have unfolded…

# us-2012 - Monday 20 August, 2012

US congressman says 'legitimate rape' rarely leads to pregnancy
# Abortion
# Abortion

US congressman says 'legitimate rape' rarely leads to pregnancy

Aug 20th 2012, 8:41 AM 12,380 Views 122 Comments

Missouri congressman and US senate hopeful Todd Akin later said he “misspoke” in the interview in which he made the controversial comments.

# us-2012 - Monday 13 August, 2012

So was US vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan popular in school?
# Veep
From The Daily Edge
# Veep

So was US vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan popular in school?

Aug 13th 2012, 11:09 AM 6,844 Views 28 Comments

Let’s see what it says in his yearbook.

# us-2012 - Saturday 11 August, 2012

Romney announces Irish-American congressman Ryan as VP pick
# US 2012
# US 2012

Romney announces Irish-American congressman Ryan as VP pick

Aug 11th 2012, 2:11 PM 9,012 Views 73 Comments

Wisconsin representative Paul Ryan, 42, led the Republican charge in last year’s talks on raising the US’s legal debt ceiling.

# us-2012 - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Still got it: Bill Clinton viewed favourably by 66pc of Americans - poll
# US 2012
# US 2012

Still got it: Bill Clinton viewed favourably by 66pc of Americans - poll

Jul 31st 2012, 10:57 AM 2,400 Views 13 Comments

Latest Gallup poll suggests Clinton could be a key player in Obama’s push for a second presidential term.

# us-2012 - Monday 30 July, 2012

McCain defends picking Palin after Dick Cheney criticism
# Veep-ers Jeepers
# Veep-ers Jeepers

McCain defends picking Palin after Dick Cheney criticism

Jul 30th 2012, 4:12 PM 3,724 Views 13 Comments

The 2008 Republican nominee defends his vice-presidential pick after the last Republican VP slates her credentials.

# us-2012 - Friday 27 July, 2012

Pics, videos: The gaffes which have marred Mitt Romney's London visit
# RomneyShambles
From The Daily Edge
# RomneyShambles

Pics, videos: The gaffes which have marred Mitt Romney's London visit

Jul 27th 2012, 12:12 PM 13,580 Views 54 Comments

Insults, revealing state secrets and being mocked by Boris Johnson. Hopefully Enda will have some words of comfort for poor old Mitt Romney.

# us-2012 - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

US poverty rates set to rise to highest level since 1960s
# Poverty
# Poverty

US poverty rates set to rise to highest level since 1960s

Jul 24th 2012, 11:15 AM 1,710 Views 10 Comments

Demographers predict latest Census figures will show rise in the official poverty rate as more people across the US have difficulty making ends meet.

# us-2012 - Friday 20 July, 2012

Colorado massacre: Shooting suspect 'not co-operating' with police - source
# Aurora
# Aurora

Colorado massacre: Shooting suspect 'not co-operating' with police - source

Jul 20th 2012, 9:46 PM 11,580 Views 34 Comments

A police sources tells AP that James Holmes, 24, is refusing to speak to police at all, or answer any questions.

Obama, Romney suspending campaigning after Colorado cinema massacre
# Colorado
# Colorado

Obama, Romney suspending campaigning after Colorado cinema massacre

Jul 20th 2012, 6:15 PM 3,748 Views 3 Comments

The Democratic and Republican candidates both called off campaign rallies after the deaths of 12 cinemagoers in Aurora.

# us-2012 - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Romney won't publish tax details - fearing 'distortion' from Democrats
# US 2012
# US 2012

Romney won't publish tax details - fearing 'distortion' from Democrats

Jul 17th 2012, 9:37 PM 4,379 Views 29 Comments

Mitt Romney says releasing any further tax records would simply give Democrats fuel to try and attack him further.

# us-2012 - Monday 16 July, 2012

Obama says no apology to Romney over Bain attacks
# Not Sorry
# Not Sorry

Obama says no apology to Romney over Bain attacks

Jul 16th 2012, 6:10 PM 4,217 Views 10 Comments

Romney has faced questions over the fortune he earned at Bain Capital and when exactly he departed from his job at the company.

# us-2012 - Friday 6 July, 2012

US election: Romney and Republicans 'raised over $100m last month'
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# US 2012

US election: Romney and Republicans 'raised over $100m last month'

Jul 6th 2012, 2:16 PM 1,990 Views 12 Comments

Fundraising battle heats up between Romney and Obama…

# us-2012 - Thursday 28 June, 2012

New poll says Obama better than Romney… at dealing with alien invasion
# Aliens
From The Daily Edge
# Aliens

New poll says Obama better than Romney… at dealing with alien invasion

Jun 28th 2012, 11:39 AM 2,460 Views 12 Comments

36 per cent of American believe in UFOs – but only 2 per cent would try to harm an alien if they invaded.

# us-2012 - Saturday 23 June, 2012

Fancy registering your wedding with the Obama campaign?
# Obama Registry
From The Daily Edge
# Obama Registry

Fancy registering your wedding with the Obama campaign?

Jun 23rd 2012, 3:47 PM 3,116 Views 7 Comments

The incumbent’s election campaign is calling for donations to be made by registering gifts for weddings, birthdays and anniversaries.

# us-2012 - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Krugman: Elect Mitt Romney and the US will have an Irish recession
# US 2012
# US 2012

Krugman: Elect Mitt Romney and the US will have an Irish recession

Jun 20th 2012, 9:28 AM 3,980 Views 30 Comments

The Nobel laureate was warned against Mitt Romney’s economic policies, saving: “Ireland is America’s future”.

# us-2012 - Monday 18 June, 2012

VIDEO: Obama's former Harvard professor says he shouldn't be re-elected
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# US 2012

VIDEO: Obama's former Harvard professor says he shouldn't be re-elected

Jun 18th 2012, 2:59 PM 4,781 Views 25 Comments

Roberto Unger – a former Brazilian minister under whom the current President studied – says Obama’s lost his way.

# us-2012 - Friday 8 June, 2012

Obama to Europe: 'There are solutions to euro crisis'
# Economy
# Economy

Obama to Europe: 'There are solutions to euro crisis'

Jun 8th 2012, 8:58 PM 4,806 Views 19 Comments

The US president used a White House press conference to urge Greece to remain in the eurozone and have a pop at his country’s congress while he was at it.

# us-2012 - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Did Obama deliberately refer to his opponent as 'George Romney'?
# Like Father...
# Like Father...

Did Obama deliberately refer to his opponent as 'George Romney'?

Jun 5th 2012, 7:31 AM 4,249 Views 12 Comments

They do call him the ‘Teleprompter president’ – but Barack Obama raised a laugh while stumbling over the name of his rival.